PLANS for a commemorative stone structure to remember RAF Helensburgh in a town park have been lodged with Argyll and Bute Council.

The Helensburgh Heritage Trust (HHT) has submitted proposals for the memorial to the town’s RAF branch at Kidston Park, in the west end of the town.

The group is also keen to install an information panel, giving details of the work undertaken at RAF Helensburgh – also known as the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment during the Second World War.

The proposed memorial and information panel would be in addition to a stone memorial unveiled in the same park in July 2017 by HHT and the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust.

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A decision on the plans is expected from council planning officers by the middle of March.

In a statement on its application form, the Trust states: “A commemorative stone pillar for RAF Helensburgh already exists in Kidston Park.

“However, it provides almost no information on the important work which RAF Helensburgh undertook during the Second World War.

“Helensburgh Heritage Trust believes that this explanatory display panel will rectify this situation.

“It will be in the same style as the existing Clyde Sea Lochs Trail display panels in the area.”

The plans can be viewed online by visiting the council’s planning portal at and entering the code 20/02120/PP.

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